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Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

A small plane crashed near the town of Butte in Alaska, on October 29th.

Authorities said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into a Knik River gravel bar.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 25-year-old Ray Justen.

According to Alaska National Transportation Safety Board chief Clint Johnson, “Witnesses said this airplane came in, made a touch-and-go on a gravel bar and during a fairly steep climb out there was an aerodynamic stall…The airplane descended nose-first and struck the gravel bar.”

Emirates Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Australia after Descending Below Assigned Altitude

EmiratesEmirates Airlines flight EK-407 made a safe emergency landing at Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on July 14th.

The Airbus A380-800 en-route from Auckland, New Zealand was on approach to Melbourne’s runway when it was descended below the minimum assigned altitude, and climbed back after receiving instruction from the ATC.

The plane landed successfully. All people onboard remained unharmed.

An investigation regarding the occurrence has been initiated.

Ryanair Plane Returns and makes Emergency Landing in England after Bird Strike

RyanairRyanair flight FR-3445 had to return and make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport, Manchester, England, UK, on April 1st.

The Boeing 737-800, en-route to Palma, Mallorca, Spain, was mid-air after departure when a bird impacted the aircraft, prompting the crew to stop the climb and return.

The plane’s right hand engine was affected by the bird strike.

All people onboard remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Plane Diverts and Makes Emergency Landing in Washington

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-151 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, on March 17.

The McDonnell Douglas-88, en-route from Washington to Atlanta, Georgia, was climbing out of Washington when the crew reported smoke in the aircraft, prompting it to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 153 people on board remained unhurt.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

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